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   Martin and Elizabeth Cook. New. (CC)  

    November 14, 2012
    5:00 - 5:30pm PST  

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based on intelligence she had received and to besmirch her reputation... is outrageous! >> reporter: senator mccain has vowed to block rice's nomination should the president choose her to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. mccain and graham are also calling for a special watergate- style investigation into the benghazi attack. >> we want to probe everybody involved all the way up to and including the president of the united states. >> this is about the role she played around four dead americans when it seems to be that the story coming out of the administration and she is the point person is so disconnected to reality, i don't trust her. >> reporter: in another challenge to republicans, the president addressed the "fiscal cliff" america is facing at the end of the year urging lawmakers to quickly extend expiring tax cuts to all but the wealthiest. >> a modest tax increase on the wealthy isn't going to break their backs. they will still be wealthy and
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it will not impinge on business investments. >> the president did little to calm nerves on wall street. the dow ended down 185 points. the nasdaq lost 37. the s&p 500 slipped 19. president obama spoke for the first time on the sex scandal that rocked the cia. the president would not say whether it was appropriate that he was kept in the dark about the investigation of david petraeus. petreaus resigned as head of the cia last friday after the fbi uncovered evidence he had an affair with his biographer. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> the scandal is now threatening the future of general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan. the pentagon is looking into his email communications with jill kelley, the florida socialite whose complaints uncovered the petraeus affair. if you are walking around
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flashing a pricy smartphone, get ready for a wake-up call. gadgets thefts are spiking all over the bay area. cbs 5 reporter da lin explains the problem isn't just the thieves. it's also us. >> reporter: a trip on lakeshore avenue in oakland or any bay area city you'll see plenty of eyeballs looking down on smartphones and nothing else. >> and i didn't even pay attention to the camera. >> reporter: we caught one after another so engrossed in their phones that they ignored their surroundings. this man almost bumped into me. some bay area police agencies say that's why they are responding to so many robberies involving cell phones. they say people make themselves easy targets. some people even walk with their $400 and $500 phones out in the open. >> i handed him the phone in the crowded area, once he got his hands on it he was gone. >> reporter: daniel casey of oakland learned his lesson. never let a stranger borrow his iphone. >> felt betrayed. i was being nice. >> reporter: oakland saw a 23%
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increase in robberies so far this year compared to the same time last year. police say of the 60 robbery suspects arrested since august, more than half, 31 of them were arrested for stealing cell phones. investigators say a ah side from a high demand for smartphones, thieves believe this type of theft is easy and results in less jail time. >> customers coming into the store saying oh, my iphone was stolen, and 90% of the phones that are stolen is an iphone. >> reporter: the problem is not unique to oakland. across the bay in san francisco, police tell me in the first eight months this year, half of the city's robberies involved cell phones. the advice? keep those expensive phones in your pocket. in oakland, i'm da lin, cbs 5. other bay area headlines, police in redwood city want to know if you have seen gus. the chocolate lab was stolen during a burglary on west oakwood boulevard on monday. the crooks also took jewelry
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and electronics. anyone with information is asked to call the redwood city police. four people are safe but homeless after a house fire in el sobrante. it happened on sherwood forest drive about 12:30 this morning. fire crews knocked the fire down in 20 minutes. one firefighter suffered a minor injury to his art. damage is estimated at $80,000. one firefighter suffered a minor injury to his arm. the commercial crab fishermen headed out this afternoon. they will get $3 per pound. you can expect to pay about twice that. word is the crabs are bigger this year but there are fewer of them. crews are work against the clock in the daly city neighborhood buried by a mud slide. they are trying to shore up the hillside before the rain hits. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez with how exactly they are doing that. joe. >> reporter: hey, allen. from this perspective you can see the neighborhood here and then way up on the hillside you can see that huge crater where all that water came spewing out
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of yesterday. it cuts right to left and it barely missed the homes here. now there's another concern, a storm is in the forecast. stacking hay and clearing storm drains, two tasks that have daly city crews hard at work today. the hay is being used to contain the substantial mud still covering nearby hillside park. they will clean that mud up later because right now, they are focused on what they call weatherization making sure the upcoming rainstorms aren't going to do more damage to the neighborhood. it turns out yesterday's mud slide swamped all the storm drains so now workers are having to find them and then dig them out so they can help divert any rain. >> so we're going to take our remote control tv camera to go into the pipe itself and then get to the storm drain, and then identify where that is so we can excavate it out and then where it's located, we can divert water to that location. >> reporter: a pipe broke off yesterday morning and spilled
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45,000 gallons of water taking out a good 300 by 40-foot chunk of the hill burying more than a dozen cars. >> once the sun came up and we saw the huge gash on the hillside and how it went off to the side instead of straight down to our house, that was the first time i realized how lucky we were. >> reporter: lucky because the mud missed the nearby homes. but unlucky for car owners who are still cleaning out. are you worried about the rain coming and the way this hillside looks now? >> i'm worried about the two, three houses back there because there's nothing in between that hill and them. the ground is already saturated. if it's dry, maybe a little runoff. but now it's wet. now it's a landslide. >> reporter: city crews have wrapped up their work. the water chief here in daly city insists this neighborhood will be safe come rain. reporting live in daly city, joe vazquez, cbs 5. new tonight cautious optimism over the state budget
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deficit. california now faces a much smaller deficit of $1.9 billion through the end of next fiscal year which is next july. could even see surpluses by 2014. compare that to the almost $16 billion deficit state lawmakers faced earlier this year. >> we have to pay down our debt. borrow from the schools, we borrow from the redevelopment funds, governor schwarzenegger's economic recovery bond, we borrowed from the people and local governments. and we have it pay that back. -- and we have to pay that back. >> a lot of revenue the state will see comes from proposition 30 which was approved by the voters. nancy pelosi is staying put. the san francisco democrat said today she plans to remain in her role as house minority leader. but her colleagues' cheers turned to boos when a reporter put this question to the 72- year-old. >> said you would stay own prohibiting younger leadership from moving forward. >> so you're suggesting that everybody step aside? >> no, i'm simply saying that
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it delays younger leadership from moving forward in the house. >> let's for a moment honor it as a legitimate question. [ laughter ] >> although it's quite offensive. but you don't realize it, i guess. the fact is -- [ laughter ] >> the fact is that everything that i have done in my almost i guess decade now of leadership is to elect younger and newer people to the congress. >> technically pelosi needs to win a leadership vote to stay on as minority leader but democrats say she is a lock. each day thousands of bay area families are stretched so thin financially, they can barely put food on the table. so tonight, we kick off our annual drive, "food for bay area families." roberta gonzales is at whole foods in san francisco with more on how you can help. roberta. >> reporter: elizabeth, i'm so excited because i had been involved with "food for bay area families" each and every year and this is our tenth annual food drive and it's better than ever i we're at a
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brand-new whole foods off ocean avenue. tell me about this excellent new program you're offering. >> is he grab and give is a program for customers to be able to donate breakfast, lunch, dinner or a whole day of food for a family of four in need at any register at any whole foods market store in the greater bay area. >> reporter: how does it work? >> you just pick up one of these cards, bring it to any cashier at checkout, make a donation. >> reporter: so it can go from 5 to 10 to $25. >> it's that easy and customers can always donate food at any whole foods market in the barrels. >> reporter: you have never made it so easy. we'll talk about it more later in the program and see this man here? paul ash executive director of marin and san francisco food bank. don't go away, we have a very special check presentation coming up a little later in this newscast. >> thank you, roberta. license to smoke. the four get smokers to carry a card before they can light up. >> a pilot with a problem and
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nowhere to go. the emergency landing on a northern california freeway. >> we have been talking all week about rainfall. but gorgeous today. sunshine in the 70s. here's a peek outside at the gorgeous sunset from our mount vaca camera but changes coming soon. find out when that rain is going to arrive next in our forecast. >> not kidding here! three babies, 20 pounds. the delivery for the record books. >> i thought it was a joke. [ laughter ] getting people to quit ,,,,,,
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smoking. dr. kim mulvihill with the hat's sparking a license to smoke. that's a push from one group aimed at getting people to quit smoke. >> dr. kim mulvihill with a radical idea sparking a big debate. reporter: you need a license to drive, get married, even practice medicine. but what if you need a license to smoke? for some, the idea is
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inflammatory. >> it's horrifying! how dare anybody tell me what i can or can't do to my body? >> reporter: the debate ignited inside a prominent medical journal. >> people would have a smoke card like a credit card. >> reporter: prophecy mon chapman of the university every sydney says we need a new creative radial approach to snuff out tobacco. >> it's crazy to think that we should continue to allow cigarettes, which kill one in two of their users, to be sold anywhere to anyone. >> reporter: all smokers would need to apply for a smart card and pay an annual fee. the card would be encoded with a preset limit of cigarettes chosen by the smoker 1 to 50 a day. the more you choose the higher the fee. >> it's a crazy idea. >> reporter: ucsf it be control expert. >> you can make it harder for people to buy cigarettes. but what you really need to do is make it so they doesn't want to bit cigarettes. >> reporter: chapman says a license to do that. if you quit and surrender the card -- >> you could get a cash back
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of all your license fees with interest. >> reporter: what do smokers think? >> i think if people had licenses they would really consider quitting. >> this is america and if we want to kill ourselves we have a right to. >> reporter: now, in this proposal, you would have to be at least 18 years old and, like driving, pass a test before you could get a smoking license. you have to show you fully understand the risks of smoking. boy, the questions were involved. i was impressed. >> addiction is a whole different thing. thank you. getting rid of the email trail in the middle of the cia sex scandal. the new attention paid to software programs that will help you hide your email tracks. >> another major toyota recall this time involving priuses. the problem and the fix coming up. ,,
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but a plane? that was the case today in the sacramento area after the pilot lost ee so we're used to seeing cars on the highway, but that? yup. that's a plane. it was today in sacramento a pilot lost his engine power. nobody was hurt. about an hour and a half ago, look at this, chp shut down the highway again so the plane and the pilot took off headed back to the airport. the cia sex scandal is
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highlighting email insecurity. more and more companies are popping up that can allow you to hide sensitive documents and erase your footsteps. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez shows us how. >> this tape will self-destruct in five seconds. reporter: there has always been a need to protect sensitive information. whether it's a corporation dealing with trade secrets or a former general trying to hide an adulterous affair. but in today's world where an increasing number of gmails and hotmails are being stored on servers in the cloud, our information is more vulnerable than ever. >> the biggest concern is the security of the information in the cloud. >> reporter: cybercloud based in san jose has been doubling in size in the last two years by creating software that encrypts email to make it unreadable to any outsider with prying eyes. >> if you not going through our gateway -- >> reporter: it's designed as a business security solution. >> consumer data, mortgage information, others. >> reporter: but there's also
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an emerging market for consumer products. remember that self-destructing message? there's now an app for that called wicker. it lets you decide how long an email can live on your phone before itself-erase and another service called this message will self destruct or tmwsd is available for pcs on the web and it will do just that. >> we are bringing control back to the customers. >> reporter: private e-mails can be searched by law enforcement even encrypted ones unless they are destroyed. len ramirez, cbs 5. toyota is recalling 2.5 million cars worldwide. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts tells us it involves 700,000 toyota priuses in the u.s. >> reporter: the latest in a string of recalls, this one for of the second generation prius being recalled to fix two problems, one a steering shaft can wear out leading to loss of
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control and half of them have water pump problems. toyota hasn't received reports of accidents but dealers say drivers should take the recall seriously. >> any recall on any vehicle should be a matter of concern for all drivers. get it repaired at a local dealer. >> reporter: dealers don't have the replacement parts yet but both fixes are expected to take three hours. affected owners should get recall letters next month. for information go to cbssf.com/consumerwatch. >> toyota is getting it. >> reporter: this is becoming a regular thing. >> yeah. thank you. well, paul, a gorgeous day today. >> it's not going to last long. today was about perfect. you could have worn a sweatshirt, short sleeves, a tweener day mild in the
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sunshine, chilly in the shade. dry today but 24 hours from now we'll begin to see showers move in from the north and west. gorgeous sunset in the santa clara valley, our new san jose camera showing you that beautiful picture there. oakland is still at 70. san francisco at 66. san jose 66. concord and livermore at 62. today is the last day in the calendar year in both oakland and san francisco with a record high in the 80s. so wave good-bye to the 80s. they will be back around march. this is the time of year we can get chilly and we'll be chilly once again tonight. napa, fairfield, mid-40s. oakland 51. mountain view will wake up tomorrow to 51 degrees. there is some cloud cover beginning to move in but see that big counterclockwise swirl on the left-hand side of your television screen? it's right here. that's an area of upper level low pressure that will be heading toward us giving us cloud cover tomorrow and then giving us some rainfall beginning tomorrow night and for several days thereafter. so here comes the low pressure system. higher pressure which gave us the gorgeous weather the past several days is now moving out so tomorrow we get the cloudy skies but the rain for the most
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part stays offshore. by friday, the rain moves in and we look like we will be wet for friday and saturday and sunday. but it ends after that. good news for you 9ers fans because this will be talking about monday night football right here on cbs 5 looks drier but three days of wet starting on friday. so the rain begins on friday morning. i don't see any one day as a start-to-finish washout. it's not going to rain all day but it will be soggy at times and some rain will be heavy at times and it will be both days over the weekend. so notice the temperatures dropping tomorrow mid 60s for san francisco which is normal. livermore 68. san jose 67. other highs for your thursday, redwood city 67. los gatos 68. hayward 66. concord 68 degrees tomorrow. mainly cloudy by tomorrow afternoon. san ramon 67. mid- to upper 60s san rafael, mill valley. alameda high tomorrow 68. here comes the rain friday, saturday and sunday on and off rainfall. computer forecast models still saying about 1.5" of rain which
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is a decent dose of moisture. clearing out monday and tuesday. then as we prepare for thanksgiving next wednesday the rain returns. this is not warm and sunny but we had a one week run of gorgeous weather. >> soak it up last day tomorrow. >> just about over. it's not going to be a washout but it will be a change. >> then we'll soak it up in a different way. >> there we get. there's a segue we were looking for. alan, one point scores! well, speaking of keeping score, it's a 20-pound record. a mother in sacramento carried her triplets to full term at 37 weeks beating the guinness world record for heaviest triplets. the first-time parents couldn't believe it. >> i thought it was a joke. [ laughter ] >> three in there! right. right. [ laughter ] >> i started crying even harder when the doctor said oh, no there's baby number three! >> wow. the three boys born on november
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8 were naturally conceived. just how rare that is? it's a one in 8,000 occurrence. >> what a blessing! we are live kicking off our annual "food for bay area families" drive the first major donation of the season is next. for the first time, the president talks about the email and sex scandal that has shaken his national security team. was classified information compromised? we'll have the story tonight on the "cbs evening news." ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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market in san francisco. roberta gonzales is headingp our annual food for bay area we are going back live to whole foods market in san francisco. roberta gonzales is heading up our annual "food for bay area families" drive. hi, roberta. >> reporter: not just any whole foods. this is a brand spanking new whole foods. you can eat off the floor here, you really can, because this is off ocean avenue, there's about 6 whole foods located in the san francisco area. roughly over three dozen san
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francisco bay area-wide. we have several guest, judy, son aden, ethan, paul ash executive director for the marin and san francisco food banks and over here mike from sutter health and you and judy together came from sutter health. you have some things to say? >> sutter health is to enhance the health and well-being of the communities we serve, for the poorest in our communities meaning food. this check i'm about to present for over $32,000 represents a portion of sutter health quarter of a million-dollar evident this winter to support the food banks throughout all of our communities. >> reporter: i got to see this. maybe i can get little aden and ethan here to give me a hand. what does this check say? can you tell? $32,500! wow! >> whoo! >> paul, can you tell me how many people this will feed? >> it will help us serve over
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200,000 meals. >> one dollar is 6 meals. >> that's hard to wrap my head around. donate. we need your help. visit us at cbssf.com/foods. >> eyewitness news and "food for bay area families" food will continue after this. wow! yay! ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. for the 6:00 news. "our beginning of this procs will signal a very strong support for this fantast waterfront" i'm dana king.
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here's what we're working on for the 6:00 news. >> our beginning of this process will signal a very strong support for this fantastic arena that will be built on the waterfront. >> a full-court press to build a $500 million sports center. the political pitch today to draw the warriors to san francisco. >> and rough roads and rich town. the affluent city listed as having some of the bumpiest streets in the bay area. we'll have that and much more at 6:00. >> yeah, but the helicopter shot of the golden gate bridge kind of might make up for the rest of it. >> that was spectacular. >> good road. >> thank you. "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is coming up next. >> remember, the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: tonight, the president fires back. >> when they go after the u.n.